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The Common Alerting Protocol (CAP),

[a] standard for formatting alerts includes geographical locations by Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) code or vertices of polygons to define affected regions along with information about the source and nature of the alert and the action to be taken.[1]

References Edit

  1. Geotargeted Alerts and Warnings: Report of a Workshop on Current Knowledge and Research Gaps, at 24.

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